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woven food cover
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • woven food cover, 1982
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, string, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 0.5 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0194

Circular, nearly flat mat. Plant fiber rods wraped with string. Red circle in center, separated from remaining red field by a black and white band. Field has a black and white zigzag on one half and four white irregular shapes on the other half. Three of the white shapes have a black diamond with red and white detail. Black triangles between the white shapes. Two of the black triangles have rows of red and white triangles stacked inside. One black triangle has a white triangle inside with blackand red detail and the other black triangle has a black triangle inside with white and red detail. Edge with a white band and red and black triangles.

Reverse is roughly finished.